A Message From Mr. Jeff Cox, Director of K12 Athletics

  • Hello FUSD, 
    I wanted to reach out to update you on Winter Sports. On Monday, November 16th, the AIA recommended to delay the start of winter sports competition until sometime in January. Details for the actual start date and competition date have not been finalized. Currently, Pinal County is within the metrics which have allowed us to practice, but that is updated weekly and is being monitored. 

    FUSD Winter Sports will continue to practice during the months of November and December as long as we are within the metrics used by the Pinal County Health Department. 

    If the Pinal County Metrics fall outside that matrix, we will not be allowed to continue with Winter Sports workouts/practices. Your sports' head coach is sent the information each week and should be your contact with any questions. 

    The AIA Winter Sports game schedules were released earlier, but now need to be reworked with the delay of the season. Florence Athletics will send out the new game schedules as soon as they have been finalized. 

Florence Unified School District Athletic Event Protocols

    1. FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED. If you can’t wear a face mask due to a medical reason, please stay home and watch the live stream on YouTube.
    2. We are allowing visiting fans in the game. However, all fans must have a Prelim-Ticket in order to purchase an entry ticket into the event. We will be sending the Prelim-Tickets to the visiting school’s Athletic Director at least 24 hours before the game. The Prelim-Tickets will be given to the FUSD student-athletes prior to the game as well. Two (2) tickets per athlete will be handed out.
    3. NO CONCESSION STAND. Each guest will be allowed to bring in a sealed, unopened, water bottle.
    4. NO LOCKER ROOMS. Please have your athletes dressed and ready to go. They will be able to use the restroom. Volleyball will have the side of bleachers to use for stretching, etc. And football will have normal access to the field for pregame warmups.
    5. Restrooms are available for fans.
    6. The seating in our gyms, and stadiums, will be set up to promote social distancing.
    7. Admission Fees: Adults - $6.00, Students - $4.00 (must have reservation tickets in order to buy game tickets)
    8. If you are not comfortable being at the game due to any of the reasons listed above, all fall sporting events played at Florence High School will streamed live on YouTube.

Florence High School Athletics

  • Athletic Director: Shawn Cluff
    Address: 1000 S Main St, Florence, AZ 85132
    Phone: 520-866-3560

    The athletic department is an integral part of the total educational process of Florence High School.  Students learn the fundamentals of sports, teamwork and the spirit of sportsmanship.  The life lessons learned through sports will give our student-athletes positive character traits that will last throughout their lives.
    Being part of a team teaches lifelong lessons that will help mold athletes into positive contributors to society. The hope is that these experiences will help our student athletes become better fathers/mothers/ husband/wives, and positive role models.
    - Shawn Cluff, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

    The AIA has released an updated 20-21 return to play schedule for high school fall athletics:

    Golf – First practice-Aug. 17; First competition-Aug. 24; Championships-Oct. 26-29 (Div. I)Nov. 2-5 (Div. II)
    Cross Country – First Practice-Aug. 24; First Competition-Sept. 9; Championships-Nov. 12-13
    Swimming & Diving – First Practice-Aug. 24; First Competition-Sept. 14; Championships-Nov. 5-7
    Fall Soccer – First Practice-Aug. 31; First Competition-Sept. 16; Championships-Nov. 4-7
    Volleyball – First Practice-Aug. 31; First Competition-Sept. 21; Championships – Nov. 12-21

    Football – First Practice-Sept. 7; First Competition – Sept. 30-Oct. 3; Championships – Dec. 11/12 (4A-6A & Open)

Director of K12 Athletics Message

Admission Fees

  • Adults: $6.00**
    Students: $4.00**
    Children 4 and younger are FREE 
    {Admission fees are charged at all
    Athletic Events.} 
    We look forward to seeing you out there supporting our GOPHERS!


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